Do you know why people love weathered wood a lot? There are several answers you might hear. First of all, using weathered wood means giving a second life to an item. Instead of thrown away, you could take it to your house. Second, weathered wood has old time charm with its crack and withering paint. Are you ready to get one for your house?
1. Wall Shelves
For a good start, what about a wall shelf? It is hard to fail with this decoration. The shelf could also be used to putt several items, so you have additional display space in the room. Don’t even ask what you could put on it. You could go from something green like small plant in a pot, figurine, books, and many more.
When you heard about shelf and weathered wood, you could expect fancier item than regular shelf shape. For instance, the shelf could be made quickly from a re-painted crate. Unless the original color fits your concept, you might put another layer of color on its top.
Shelf could be made from wood board as well. If you agree to this idea, then you could make something even nicer. Go creative with the design. Letting extra length on both sides hangs freely, you will get even more space. Think carefully about what to put on it. Combined together, this shelf could be your room’s charm.
2. Wood Quilt
If you go wood shopping yourself, you cannot miss the fact that each weathered wood board has different pattern and color. Depending on how the wood was used before, you might get darker or lighter shade. This fact forces crafter’s brain to do well in mix matching the pieces. You could even make a quilt if you want to.
The concept of quilt is quite simple; you put different pieces together. In the end, your collage will create new pattern. The challenge is arranging the tone or pattern so it could be pleasing for the eyes. For beginner, it is recommended to make square shape first. Later when you make mistakes, there are lots of ways to fix it.
Another complicated version of wood quilt is also available. Instead of square cut, you will get the trapezoidal shapes. You need to think harder just to put them together. Final product will be star shaped wood quilt. Make sure you have enough time and effort to finish the job.
3. Towel Holder
There is no single room in your house that don’t deserve decoration. It is no exception for the bathroom. Just because the bathroom is your personal space, you cannot let this area untouched. Some of you might argue that bathroom should stay simple and clean. What makes you think it can’t be chic as well?
You don’t need thick cash to make this dream comes true. All you need to do is heading to the thrift store and pick a small block of wood board and a metal handle. Take your time to pick the wood color and handle shape. You could either go with contrast color or similar tone.
After you arrive home, you just need to screw the metal handle to the board. Make sure the board is clean, since you will hang towel on it. Repaint it if you want to. Then you could stick the new holder on the wall. Have fun with your new towel holder!
4. Scrabble Wall
Looking for decoration ideas? You might have heard once or twice about printed motivational words on the wall. Borrowing similar concept, you could make something fun with your family names. Instead of printing the whole name on one board, you need to make scrabble letters. Yes, spell the alphabet one by one and try to make cross word puzzle out of your names.
The concept is clear; you need a number of square weathered woods, painted with letters. As long as you have time and a little patience, you could finish the job by yourself. You could even copy the real scrabble pins by adding small number in the corner. The point is making it look fun and meaningful.
Since you spend time and effort to make the name scrabble, make it stands out. It could be done by painting the wall with contrastive color. If your scrabbles have dark tint, then the wall paint should be neutral. You could also add more accessories like photos or symbols.
5. Mason Jar Organizer
Scattered small items could be big problems in the household. They are the hairpins, pencils, small tube of lotions, and many more. Losing them and buying repeatedly are not in the option. It means that you need organizer for those items. You could have more shelves, but mason jar makes a great storage for smaller items especially because of the lid.
However, putting mason jar everywhere is not good either. Every time you trip, the glass jar might break. It will take some time to clean up the pieces. One solution for this problem is creating mason jar organizer. It is basically mason jars attached to a wooden board. Then, this board is screwed to wall, just like shelves.
You could also have variations by adding hooks and mail box. This organizer board is suitable for entry hall, so you could hang coat on it. The mason jar could hold either flowers or small items you tend to forget. Switch the function to your preference and need.
6. Wine Rack
Once in a while, you want to enjoy a glass of wine with your guests. It is the courtesy on special occasion. If you have wine preference, then there will be more appropriate time to show them. While waiting for the time to come, your wine could be a great object to display. Don’t forget to pick a rack with glass holder as well.
First option for your wine rack is regular shelf. The wine is nicely lined inside wood frame with securing bar. It prevents any unfortunate move that might drop your wine bottle to the ground. Second option is a little bit unique. It comes in triangle shape with holes on both sides. On the bottom, you will have enough space to store wine glass.